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As abuse crisis continues, pope to meet with USCCB officers, Vatican says

As abuse crisis continues, pope to meet with USCCB officers, Vatican says

| Cindy Wooden | September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will meet Sept. 13 with Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and with Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, the Vatican press office announced.

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Council of Cardinals expresses ‘full solidarity’ with pope

Council of Cardinals expresses ‘full solidarity’ with pope

| Cindy Wooden | September 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Members of Pope Francis’ international Council of Cardinals expressed “full solidarity” with him in the midst of questions about his handling of the clerical sexual abuse scandal and said the Vatican is planning a response to allegations made against him by a former nuncio.

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Bishops in several European countries urge support for Pope Francis

Bishops in several European countries urge support for Pope Francis

| Zita Ballinger Fletcher | September 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bishops in several European countries issued statements urging Catholics to support Pope Francis in response to a former papal nuncio’s demand for his resignation.

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Letter confirms Vatican officials knew of McCarrick allegations in 2000

Letter confirms Vatican officials knew of McCarrick allegations in 2000

| Mark Pattison | September 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

A top official from the Vatican Secretariat of State acknowledged allegations made by a New York priest in 2000 concerning Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, according to a letter obtained by Catholic News Service.

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Former nuncio now says sanctions against McCarrick were ‘private’

Former nuncio now says sanctions against McCarrick were ‘private’

| Cindy Wooden | September 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the former nuncio to the United States who called on Pope Francis to resign for allegedly lifting sanctions placed on Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, now says those “sanctions” were “private” and neither he nor now-retired Pope Benedict XVI ever was able to enforce them.

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Archbishop Hebda: Strong child protection measures in place locally, but U.S. bishop accountability must improve

Archbishop Hebda: Strong child protection measures in place locally, but U.S. bishop accountability must improve

| August 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Having had good reasons to place my trust in both Pope Francis and Archbishop Viganò, I am personally at a loss as to how to evaluate the claims that have been made by the archbishop,” Archbishop Hebda said. “Based on my experience in this archdiocese, I believe that some form of an independent review led by credible outsiders is the only way to resolve such situations and restore trust.”

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Pope serene despite ‘pain’ over archbishop’s testimony, cardinal says

Pope serene despite ‘pain’ over archbishop’s testimony, cardinal says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

“From what I saw — I haven’t seen him today, but I have seen him in these days; I was with him during the trip to Ireland and after — he seems serene,” Cardinal Parolin said.

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Is there truth in Archbishop Vigano’s text — and how are Catholics to know?

Is there truth in Archbishop Vigano’s text — and how are Catholics to know?

| Cindy Wooden | August 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholics in the pews and even priests in the Vatican are confused about the long document Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano published claiming Pope Francis turned a blind eye to information he had about the sexual misconduct of now-Archbishop Theodore McCarrick.

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USCCB president seeks papal audience, answers to former nuncio’s questions

USCCB president seeks papal audience, answers to former nuncio’s questions

| Mark Pattison | August 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

In his statement, Cardinal DiNardo reiterated an Aug. 16 call for an apostolic visitation, working with a national lay commission granted independent authority, to investigate the “many questions surround Archbishop McCarrick.”

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Pope says he trusts people to judge archbishop’s claims about him

Pope says he trusts people to judge archbishop’s claims about him

| Cindy Wooden | August 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano’s long document calling on him to resign is written in a way that people should be able to draw their own conclusions.

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Former U.S. nuncio alleges broad cover-up of McCarrick’s misdeeds

Former U.S. nuncio alleges broad cover-up of McCarrick’s misdeeds

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

A former apostolic nuncio to the United States accused church officials, including Pope Francis, of failing to act on accusations of abuse of conscience and power by now-Archbishop Theodore McCarrick.

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Pope acknowledges ‘repugnant crimes’ of abuse in Ireland

Pope acknowledges ‘repugnant crimes’ of abuse in Ireland

| Cindy Wooden | August 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Acknowledging the failures “of bishops, religious superiors, priests and others” in the Catholic Church to protect children from the “repugnant crimes” of physical and sexual abuse, Pope Francis began his two-day visit to Ireland.

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